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Off-grid and Backup

The presence of a functional electricity grid is not always as obvious as it would seem to be. An insufficient infrastructure is often the cause for an unreliable grid. Things become even more difficult when there is no grid at all. And yet you are in need of a reliable electricity supply. A local and properly functioning system is the only answer at this point. Victron Energy offers you such an answer. We are proud to offer you our modern translation for freedom and independence. Energy, Anytime, Anywhere.

System Planner

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Please select your how much energy you want to use

This system planning tool can help you by calculating the solar array, battery sizing and inverter sizing requirements of a Victron power system.

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What is your maximum power and daily energy consumption?

Please enter the estimated energy consumed per day in kilo Watt hours and the maximum peak power consumption in Watts. If you don't know these, either guess as closely as you can or contact your Victron Dealer

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Is your house connected to the electrical grid?

Victron systems are able to use power supplies from many sources. This sizing tool is currently for full off grid systems.

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Are you using a generator?

A fuel generator can be part of a Victron power system. It can provide additional power, energy and a backup. The sizing tool currently allows for calculating power supplies from solar.
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Do you want an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?

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This system sizing tool is intended to help you begin to understand your power system requirements. The results of this tool should be discussed with an off grid system designer to be sure that it will meet your needs. The next step is to get in touch with your closest Victron Dealer to discuss further details. View your nearest Victron Dealer

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